The 2016 Loddon Healthy Minds Art Competition is on again and this year it is bigger and better.

For the first time there will be a written section for those who are challenged with the enormity of drawing a stick man. Yes, you can write a story around the topic for the year.  After all, writing is an art form!

The theme this year is "Mental Health - Look Out For Your Mates!"

As usual there will be two sections, an Open section for those over 18 and a Junior section for those between the ages of 14 to 18.


  • The open section of this competition is open to all Loddon Shire residents aged over 18 years
  • The junior section is open to all Loddon Shire residents between the ages of 14 to 18 years of age
  • All work is to be completed within the last 12 months and solely by the artist
  • Size of artwork is to be 1 metre square maximum and A4 minimum (needs to be transportable)
  • Any medium can be used (painting, drawing, photography, sculpture etc.)


Best in Show:
To the value of $70

School section best in Show:
To the value of $60 (The Best in Show (if a school entry) is eliminated from this judging round)

Open first:
To the value of $50

Open runner up:
To the value of $20

Individual school first
To the value of $50 (one per school)

Individual school runner up
To the value of $20 (one per school)

All the art work will be exhibited locally in an exhibition organised by the Loddon Healthy Minds Network.

For the Literary Competition, prizes will be as follows:-

For both the Open Section and Junior Section, a $50 book voucher as first prize and a $20 book voucher as second prize.

Literary entries to be in essay form

  • 500-1000 words related to the theme
  • Mental health focus – with all people de-identified
  • preference for typed entries

The literary competition will be judged by Larissa Romensky from the ABC

How To Enter

Entry Forms: Are available from:

  • The download links below and also
  • Municipal Offices: Wedderburn and Serpentine
  • Or contact the Community Wellbeing Officer on (03) 5494 1246.

Artwork Entry: All artwork is to be completed and delivered to the Loddon Shire office at Wedderburn or Serpentine by Monday 8 August 2016.

Notifications: Artists will be notified of judging, prizes, official launch, display venues, and dates following close of registrations.

Enquiries: Community Wellbeing Officer
Telephone: (03) 5494 1246
Email: Larissa Romensky